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Beware of the fat-free promise

Written by Vicki Foord (Accredited Practising Dietitian) Do you feel overwhelmed by the enormous amounts of low-fat or no-fat products in the supermarket? What does it actually mean when a product is labelled as “low-fat” or “fat-free”. Some manufacturers make claims that are designed to attract your attention and make you choose their product over …

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Fat burning foods

Do Fat Burning Foods Really Exist?

Written by Vicki Ma (Accredited Practising Dietitian and Sports Dietitian) I know, sounds too good to be true right? But there are certain foods that could potentially help speed up your metabolism and accelerate weight loss. Green tea, coffee, chilli, nuts and dairy products have all been touted as “fat-burning” foods. Do these really work? …

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Food and Nutrition in Pregnancy

Written by Vicki Ma (Accredited Practising Dietitian and Sports Dietitian) What you eat during pregnancy affects your developing baby. During this time, it is important for you to have the right nutrition for you and your growing baby. Pregnancy places extra nutritional demands on your body, but this doesn’t mean you need to ‘eat for …

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A Guide to Improve Gut Health

Written by Vicki Ma (APD & Sports Dietitian) Don’t be grossed out – these little guys living in our stomach are our friends! The 1000 little bacteria species in our intestine are just trying to help us out. Why should you care? Believe it or not, these little guys in our stomach can have major …

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roasted cauliflower and quinoa salad

Roasted Cauliflower and Quinoa Salad

serves 2  Ingredients: 1 large cauliflower, trimmed and broken into florets 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil  ½ cup uncooked quinoa  1 teaspoon cumin  1 tablespoon ground turmeric  2 cups coriander, finely chopped  1 cup flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped  salt and cracked pepper  ½ cup Greek-style yoghurt  1 garlic clove, crushed  2 tablespoons freshly squeezed …

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